Accessible immediately after discovering Firelink Shrine, the High Wall serves as the perimeter of the city of Lothric, and will have the player navigating and fighting through its fortifications. The player begins at the summit of the wall, and will work their way downstairs until they reach the courtyards below.
Caution is highly advised when traversing the wall. Enemies are usually lying dormant or hidden behind walls and objects, ready to ambush the unwary. A wyvern appears early on, and will serve as a fire-breathing obstacle. Several Lothric Knights and a Winged Knight also patrol the area, and will prove to be formidable opponents for new players.
The area has two bosses: Vordt of the Boreal Valley, who guards the entrance to the Undead Settlement, and the Dancer of the Boreal Valley, who guards the entrance to Lothric Castle. Although the Dancer is intended to be fought much later in the game, players can face her early by killing Emma.
- Hollow Assassin
- Hollow Soldier
- Large Hollow Soldier
- Lothric Knight
- Praying Hollow Soldier
- Pus of Man
- Starved Hound
- Winged Knight
- Astora Straight Sword
- Battle Axe (Deep, drop: Mimic)
- Black Firebomb (×3)
- Blue Tearstone Ring
- Cell Key
- Ember (×3)
- Estus Shard
- Firebomb (x11)
- Fleshbite Ring+1
- Green Blossom (×5)
- Gold Pine Resin (×2)
- Large Soul of a Deserted Corpse / Large Soul of a Proud Paladin (×3)
- Large Titanite Shard (drop: Lothric Wyvern)
- Mail Breaker
- Raw Gem (drop: Crystal Lizard)
- Red Eye Orb (drop: Darkwraith)
- Refined Gem (drop: red-eyed Lothric Knight)
- Ring of Sacrifice
- Ring of the Evil Eye+2
- Silver Eagle Kite Shield
- Soul of a Deserted Corpse / Soul of a Proud Paladin (×7)
- Standard Arrow (×12)
- Throwing Knife (×14)
- Titanite Shard (×3)
- Undead Hunter Charm (×2)
- In the early demos, the High Wall of Lothric was named the "Wall of Lodeleth".
- The building of the Grand Archives, when viewed from the High Wall, was radically altered between the early demos and the final game. It was much smaller in the demos and the two bridges were longer.
- There was an Outrider Knight in the cell where the Darkwraith is found.